Ponds, Pavlovas and Pop Up Primroses
Debbie

They say that having a wildlife garden without a pond, is like having a theatre without a stage. A sentiment we agree with – save the dramatics! There is no summer sight quite as captivating as dragonflies and their aerobatics, … Continue reading

Edible Garden Show – High Heeled Gardener Style!
Debbie

Very excited about our stall at the Edible Garden Show this weekend March 20-22nd at Ally Pally, do come and visit us! Just putting the finishing touches on the weaving of our giant willow shoe. Our pruned pear branches have … Continue reading

No-Dig Gardening – We Are Digging It!
Debbie

Happy Horticultural New Year everyone! As you all know, us folk at Of Butterflies and Bees remain dedicated to designing and maintaining edible, as well as wildlife friendly, landscapes for you. We know that growing annual veg can be time … Continue reading

Ladybird Larvae to Liatris Spicata
Debbie

Gosh is it July already? We were so busy during June that we didn’t even get a spare mo to write a post. Lot’s of inspiring new clients and varied projects to report upon from wonderful secret garden in Primrose … Continue reading

Edible Landscaping – Et Al.
Debbie

April was such a busy month for us that we didn’t even have time to write up any of our news. So, where to start… We have taken on some wonderful new projects. We are loving the Edible landscaping brief … Continue reading

From Wizard Dens to Wildflower Circles..
Debbie

We have taken on lots of really exciting projects this month. We love the brief from our new Tufnell Park client to create a magical garden for their little boy. Amongst the landscape elements in our design (from hibernaculum and … Continue reading

Well Soiled…
Debbie

It’s that time of year when it’s all about improving the soil. In horticultural terms, soil is everything. By getting the soil right, creating nutrient rich soil filled with well rotted manure, organic matter, homemade compost, or spent mushroom compost; … Continue reading

From Scented Planters to Fruity Climbers
Debbie

The start of February sees us busily bee-vering away on eleven really exciting projects – and this is meant to be the dormant season! From a client brief to create year-round scented planters for a school entrance, to creating a … Continue reading

A Happy New Year Indeed!
Debbie

We have started the year by taking on three very exciting new projects. Firstly, a wonderful large garden in the Islington area. The challenge is a classic one – the garden is very long and thin. To break this up, … Continue reading

The Well-Beeing Garden – Kentish Town Health Centre
Debbie

We have been commissioned to design and create a wonderful new space outside the Kentish Town Health Centre. Called the ‘Well-beeinng garden,’ our concept will turn the over-grown area into a abundant, beautiful and beneficial space filled with plants and … Continue reading

Fancy Growing Your Own Beer? Then Hop Along…
Debbie

In tandem with our local Transition groups in Belsize and Kentish Town, we are developing our very own beer: Belsize beer, Kentish town keg, and Hampstead Heath hop. Our bit is to advise how to grow the hops! We are … Continue reading